Catalogue description Colonial Office and predecessors: Grenada, Original Correspondence

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Reference: CO 101
Title: Colonial Office and predecessors: Grenada, Original Correspondence

This series contains original correspondence relating to Grenada.

Date: 1747-1873

Bound volumes arranged chronologically, and from 1787 within the following subject headings: Despatches (letters of the governors), Offices (letters of government departments and other organisations) and Individuals (arranged alphabetically). Each volume with a contents list, or précis of each letter giving name of correspondent, date of letter and subject matter.

Related material:

See also CO 318

For correspondence after 1874 see CO 321

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 135 volume(s)
Unpublished finding aids:

For registers of correspondence before 1850 see CO 326, after 1850 see Windward Island registers in CO 376. For indexed précis of correspondence see CO 714.

Administrative / biographical background:

Grenada was temporarily settled by the English in 1609 and became French in 1650. It was captured by Britain in 1762 and ceded to her by France in 1763. Captured by France in 1779, it was restored to Britain in 1783 and reoccupied by Britain in 1784. In 1833 it became part of the Windward Islands federation. When the post of governor of the Windward Islands was abolished in 1960, a new constitution was introduced. Grenada was a member of the Federation of the West Indies between 1958 and 1962; it became a fully independent state within the Commonwealth on 7 February 1974.

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